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FEATURED: Kigali Arbitration Centre gains international recognition

The Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) received 33 cases from July 2019 to June this year, highlighting yet another milestone for the dispute settlement institution. The record included three emergency arbitration cases, according to KIAC. Beyond Rwanda, the cases registered in...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 12:38pm

As they lick their wounds, Rusesabagina's foreign handlers can't spin their way out of his web

There's a popular saying among smart lawyers that "if the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts, if the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell".  This is precisely what members of Rusesabagina's...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 11:54am

Cybersecurity: Majority of Rwandan SMEs vulnerable

A large majority of Rwandan Small and Medium Enterprises have been found to have major vulnerabilities in cybersecurity according to a recently conducted study ‘National Cyber Security Profile of Rwanda’. The study by SySec Ltd the UK based Cyber Security and Threat Intelligence firm...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 9:01am

Rusesabagina was not kidnapped – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has refuted claims that Paul Rusesabagina, the alleged founder of an outfit linked to terror attacks that killed Rwandans, was “kidnapped” as different international media organisations have been claiming. Rusesabagina was arrested by the Rwanda Investigation...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 8:25am

What next in the absence of a national legal aid fund?

The push for a legal aid law has been a matter of controversy for several years now. Lawyers maintain that the absence of this law and subsequently a legal aid state-financed fund continues to deprive many poor Rwandans of an opportunity to be heard. On the other hand, the government insists...

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 10:28pm

Kagame promises solution to excessive force by police

President Paul Kagame has promised a permanent solution to concerns on excessive use by some police officers in the line of duty. Kagame made the remarks while addressing a press conference on Sunday 6th September. Responding to a question on the subject, the President said that he had been...

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 8:52pm

Fire guts Kigali motel, adjacent market

City valley motel and city valley market which are located in Muhima sector, Nyabugogo cell were gutted by a fire outbreak on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Both damaged facilities were recently closed as a way of COVID-19 prevention and were yet to be opened at the time of fire outbreak. The...

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 6:13pm

Will revised city master plan address housing problem?

Kigali residents who earn less than Rwf100,000 every month and slum dwellers will benefit from the proposed affordable housing scheme contained in the city’s revised master plan. “We conducted a study assessing the financial capacity of Kigali residents. We realized that 58 per cent...

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 12:54pm

Hatred for Kagame leaves critics with justification of terrorism as only option

On the 31st August 2020, news broke of the arrest of Paul Rusesabagina-a self-declared enemy of the Rwandan government as we shall show below- as he was paraded before the media by the Rwandan Investigation Bureau (RIB). The RIB informed the public that Rusesabagina was to face terrorism-related...

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 8:58am

Campaign against pollution launched ahead of ‘International Air Quality Day’

Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) launched a campaign on Saturday, September 5, to further raise awareness on air pollution and fuel emission control measures. The awareness also involves mass testing of vehicle emissions. It is conducted in line...

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 9:32pm

Busingye condemns excessive use of force by some police officers, promises justice

The Minister of Justice Johnston Busingye has condemned the use of excessive and at times deadly force by some police personnel while on duty, saying this is not part of the operational guidelines of Rwanda National Police. This follows isolated incidents wherein enforcing the law, some officers...

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 3:15pm

Ex-energy boss Nyamvumba appears before court on corruption charges

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday, September 4 postponed to September 10 the hearing of  Robert Nyamvumba’s case. Nyamvumba is a former Division Manager in charge of energy at the Ministry of Infrastructure and he is in custody over corruption-related charges. This is the...

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 2:47pm

How Rwanda fared in latest Africa index on organised crime

Rwanda is among the few African countries which can best withstand organized crime, according to a new Organized Crime in Africa index. In a research report published by the Institute for Security Studies (or ISS Africa), Rwanda is the only country in the region to qualify for low criminality -...

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 12:40pm

10 major changes in the new Kigali master plan

The City of Kigali, on Friday, September 4, 2020, launched a new city master plan to be implemented from 2020 up to 2050. The new master plan introduces a flexible and incremental approach to city development as it seeks to accommodate 3.8 million population in 2050 from the current 1.6 million...

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 10:13am

What is hindering production of flavoured tea in Rwanda?

Most of the flavoured tea used in Rwanda like ginger, lemongrass, and chamomile flavours – is imported, and even then it is rarely available in local shops. The underlying reasons for this is the scarcity of spices such as ginger and the culture of tea consumption among Rwandans. Hamim...

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 10:01am

Kigali City Market passes Covid-19 test, re-opens today

The Kigali City Market, located at the heart of Kigali will re-open Thursday, September 3, 2020, following a thorough inspection by a coronavirus taskforce. The market was shutdown for two weeks after recording multiple cases of Covid-19. A delegation from Nyarugenge District, the City...

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 9:03am

CoK to hold parents responsible for wandering minors

The City of Kigali says that it will hold parents of children roaming around the city aimlessly accountable for putting themselves and the rest of their communities at risk of contracting and spreading Covid-19, The New Times can reveal. The Vice Mayor in charge of Socio-economic Affairs, Nadine...

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 7:01am

Kwita Izina to go virtual as local frontliners name gorillas

Local front liners involved in the wellbeing of gorillas on a day to day basis will this year be given the opportunity to name baby gorillas on the 16th Kwita Izina ceremony this year, the Chief Tourism Officer of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Belise Kariza, has said. Kariza said this on...

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 11:38pm

Covid-19: Agric ministry urges extra efforts to increase farm productivity

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has said that agriculture and livestock are expected to considerably contribute to the recovery of the national economy from the impact of Covid-19 pandemic. For that to be achieved, it requires to redouble efforts in order to increase...

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 6:49pm

FEATURED: BPR honours Connect Rwanda pledge

Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc (BPR Plc) has honoured their Connect Rwanda Campaign pledge of 1000 phones. The bank on Friday morning delivered 1000 phones pledged last year as part of the Connect Rwanda Campaign. BPR was among the first local companies to pledge to the campaign. Connect...

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 5:40pm

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